Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Approx. 20 hours of online learning per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Expected level of knowledge is that of a 4 year Optometry qualification.
To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in the Master of Clinical Optometry or Specialist Certificate in the Management of Low Vision Patients. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
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Topics covered within this subject include the epidemiology and geographic distribution of blindness; the roles and methods within the rehabilitative team for the support and rehabilitation of the visually disabled; the procedures for comprehensive assessment of rehabilitation of the visually disabled; the procedures for comprehensive assessment of visual disability and the management of patients with partial sight; and the principles and performance of optical, non-optical and technological aids for the enhancement of low vision. Emphasis is on clinical set-up, application and support of patients with low vision.
On completion of the subject the enrolled optometrists will:
Case Study Report + Peer review, 2,500 words, due early semester - 30%
Enrolled optometrists will be directed to research articles, review chapters and articles and case studies, both published and online.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject the student should:
Master of Clinical Optometry |
Specialist Certificate in the Management of Low Vision Patients
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